Pet Project Rescue (PPR) provides spay/neuter services for dogs/cats #spaytheway & hospice foster care. @ppr_mpls #pprsuccess (adopters) #mntomexico
#pprsuccess story! Bella was found by our friends at Tierra de Animales after being hit with a machete - she had sustained a terrible injury, but thanks to quick vet care she survived. PPR met her during a spay/neuter clinic in Cancun and we knew we had to bring her to MN, where Margo had agreed to foster her! A specialist here was able to repair her eye and she now has the best furever home! Thanks to Margo, Clark and kids for adopting Bella! "We love our Bella. She is still a Velcro dog and if any person gives her an ounce of attention she will climb up on their lap...she is not a lap dog size haha She likes to sit so close to you and puts her face right up to your face. When my 5 and 2 year old are on the couch I’ll hear them yelling “space!! Bella I need space!” And I’ll walk over and she’s literally laying on top of them. She runs around the house chasing our little dog and rough houses with our large dog. She is still not a fan of the cold weather and prefers her sweater on cold days. She patrols the house from the window and quickly runs out her doggy door to chase birds barking the whole way. She doesn’t have many issues with her eye. We put steroid drops in daily to prevent infection and soothe irritation and shave the fur surrounding it. She doesn’t mind it one bit b/c she loves her treats. Her ophthalmologist says her eye is in great condition and doesn’t see any issues in her future. Thank you PPR! We love our Bell!" - Margo
We've been getting a lot of inquires lately about helping with spay and neuter in areas of the US and Mexico - and we want to remind each and everyone who cares about animals that you too have the power to change the world for the better for animals in need! ⏺️ Pet Project Rescue started with the idea of one woman, me, someone who had NO vet experience at the time, other than fostering dogs! It grew from there to rescuing animals and eventually partnering with other non-profits to reach more animals in need. ⏺️ PPR grew and grew over 10+ years - eventually getting to a place where we could provide free spay and neuter clinics in Minneapolis and Playa del Carmen, Mexico and serve more animals than ever! ⏺️ There were many hard days, tons of work, and more success then we every would have dreamed possible back in December 2007, when we met a lonely Mexican street dog that sparked everything! ⏺️ So please remember, if I can do this, you can too! You took the first step - you care about animals in need! ⏺️ I look forward to the day when every animal in need has a human to help them, spoil them, and give them everything these wonderful creatures deserve. You got this!! -Maia ⏺️ #ittakesavillage #bethesolution #itstartswithyou #spaytheway #rescue #mntomexico #dogs #cats #savethemall
Safira is just the sweetest - she wagged her tail throughout her chemo treatment and loved all the human attention 😍 . Safira has a cancer known as TVT, which is spread via intact dogs. Safira was bred for Pittie puppies, but thankfully she is now spayed and our pals at The Snoopi Project- Riviera Maya are making sure she gets all 5 of her chemo treatments to cure her TVT cancer! . . She was one of many unaltered dogs who contract this cancer in Mexico - if left untreated it becomes extremely painful and eventually terminal, BUT this nasty cancer can be prevented through spay and neuter!! #spaytheway P.S. - Safira is #spayed now too!
Our newest barn cat rescue, George, has his second vet appt today to determine his full dental needs! Keep your paws crossed for him. Abig thank you to his adopter, Kimberly, for helping us take great care of him!😻 . Thank you to everyone who gave to help us cover George's ongoing vet care needs! . . #communitycat #spaytheway #barncat #catsofinstagram #communitycats #tnr #tnrsaveslives #kitty #streetcat #rescued #rescuecat
#pprsuccess story! Holly came to PPR with terminal cancer and spent 2.5 years in our hospice program, The Lukas Project before she received a rare and aggressive surgery to cure her cancer! Marie and Marlon fostered and adopted Holly and sent us this wonderful update! "We officially adopted Holly in July of this year after 2.5 years of fostering her. She became a part of our pack and has become close with our two dogs, Lola and Jasper so it was a natural fit! Holly has recovered well from her two surgeries while she was in foster care and continues to surprise us every day with her tenacity and enthusiasm. She recently was diagnosed with glaucoma in her right eye, leaving her basically blind (previously, it was her better eye) but our friends at St. Francis have developed a great treatment plan for her and she continues to walk through life each day eager for food and companionship. We absolutely adore her!" Thank you Marie and Marlon for giving this special dog a furever home!
There's no shortage of animals and families in need in Playa del Carmen, Mexico and we are thrilled that because of our supporters we are able to help families like this!😍🐾 . Alongside our pals @thesnoopiproject we were able to help many dogs and families in need last week. We met this very humble family when the young mother rode up to Coco's Animal Welfare Playa del Carmen for a spay appointment. In tow, she had her young son, and their 3 small dogs - a mamma dog with her two grown puppies.🐶🐶 . Her 2 other dogs were very skittish and followed along behind - thankfully they had already been fixed, but she confirmed she cared for 2 more street dogs that were still intact.🐶🐶 . With her help we were all able to TNR the two street dogs too - all 5 intact dogs were spayed AND all 7 dogs that she cares for are now fixed and healthy. Yay for no more street puppies! . . #spaytheway #spayandneuter #spayandneutersaveslives #bethesolution #mntomexico #dogsofinstagram #dogs
##pprsuccess story X5!!! Thanks to Amie, Joe, and kids we have 5 happy furever home stories for you!🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾 . "Lila (shown sleeping on her favorite human) had been on the streets for a while and was not sure she was interested in having a family when we first adopted her. Six years later, she's 100% sure she loves us.😻 . Willow (black and white cat) was an owner surrender. She is full of character and adores one of our sons. They even have their own secret language. 😺 . Bitsy is our princess from a feral colony in South Minneapolis. She is featured on her favorite cat shelf with her painting included. She is a talker and has different meows depending on whether she wants you to pet her or feed her.😸 . Ryker is our newest family member. He was rescued by PPR last year right before winter. He was very young and had been on his own. He was nearly starved, injured, and would not have made it much longer. Now he's warm and loved and a wee bit chunky. He likes tormenting his sisters and he adores his best friend Max. He sits or lays just like Max. He looks at Max and adjusts his position until they match.🐱 . Max was rescued from a shelter when he was 5 years old. He was taken from his owner because he was kept in a locked small kennel (he couldn't even stand up) nearly 24/7. It's heartbreaking to think of our sweet Max in those conditions. We've spent our years with him making sure he goes on lots of hikes and adventures.🐶 . We can't thank PPR enough for our menagerie. We love them all and they add so much to our family." -Amie, Joe, Carter, Logan, and Taylor
2 years ago today we started our spay and neuter (s/n) clinics in Playa del Carmen!! Since then we've been able to s/n nearly 1000 dogs and cats, preventing thousands of puppies and kittens from being born into a life of suffering from MN to Mexico! . . Our #cristoreyclinic introduced us to many loving and grateful pet owners❤️ This poor area of Playa, tucked out in the jungle with no resources, relies entirely on our #spayandneuter program for their pets. Due to their location, and no vets close enough to provide care, we are their only option. . . From first-hand experience we've seen the positive effects of spay and neuter from our years of Trap-Neuter-Return in Minneapolis. The populations humanely reduced, and the animals that were already there were healthier. As we continue our work in MN, we also want to grow to areas near and far like the two areas we serve in Playa del Carmen, Mexico! . . Together we CAN make their lives great! 😻🐾🐶 #spaytheway #spayandneutersaveslives #mntomexico #tnr #mexico #bethesolution #dogood #catsofinstagram #rescuecat
Meet our newest barn cat, George, who was rescued on Friday in the last hour from Mpls Animal Control - huge thanks to Molly for organizing his transport to safety!!😻 . . He's recovering well from his neuter, but we found out he will need a dental for two painful canine teeth and possibly other teeth, which will be costly, but crucial to his quality of life.❤️ . . If everyone who pledged for George donates it will really help! Donations are appreciated so very much. petprojectrescue.com/donate to give:) . . . . . #tnrsaveslives #tnr #barncat #communitycat #cat #streetcat #savethemall #catsofinstagram #kitty #kitties #cats #itstakesavillage
Hola Mexico! We're back in Mexico and hitting the ground running!🙌🐾🐶 . We had an amazingly productive day with our friend Kelly, from @thesnoopiproject , and helped so many dogs and families in need. These dogs are looked after by a family, but are skittish and had to be TNR'd in order to be neutered. We're happy to say we caught the last two dogs that were not yet fixed and now ALL the dogs are #spayedandneutered 🐶🐶🐶🐶 . Today these dogs will get the vet care they need, and we've prevented dozens of puppies from being born to the streets!! ❤️ . . #tnr #spaytheway #spayandneuter #dontshopadopt #streetdog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #mntomexico #ittakesavillage
Jumping into our 2019 #spayandneuter clinics and we can't wait to show you all the animals were helping thanks to your continued support!! #spaytheway #mntomexico . . @lindsaympls #pprsuccess kitty - photo taken by the very talented @sarahbethphotography
Starting your Monday off with a #pprsuccess story! Fabio came to PPR after being overly bred and neglected for many years. He needed ton of vet care, including major dental surgery which restored his health, and made it possible to find the perfect furever home! "Fabio has brought so much joy to our lives. Even though he is the most bizarre dog we’ve ever met - we’re obsessed with him. He loves cuddling and taking long walks. We like to think he’s obsessed with us, too." Thank you to Eric and Hossam for adopting Fabio!
Happy #caturday and today we're bringing you a #pprsuccess story! "Peanut adopted us in January, 2010. She is such a sweetie. Even almost 9 years later, she still has a little holy terror inside. (Which typically shows up at 2am when her humans are sleeping) Thanks PPR for being such an amazing organization. " -Lynn Thank you Lynn for adopting Peanut! WE imagine this picture is the 2am wake up call😆
Model Search!! We're in search of #ppralums and their humans to model our 2019 apparel line on Feb 16th!👨👩 . Here's The Info: ➡️Must have a dog or cat adopted from @ppr_mpls ➡️16 years of age or older (humans) ➡️This is a volunteer gig ➡️Don't think you're a model, you're perfect for this gig!! ➡️All genders, shapes, sizes, ethnicity, and ages (16+) welcome!! ➡️Must be available on Feb 16 between noon and 5 - you'll be assigned an hour shoot time . . Email email@example.com with a picture of you and your pet if you're interested!! . . Photo by @sarahbethphotography
One of our 2019 goals is to increase the number of #tnr surgeries we provide for cats in need - drastically reducing the number or kittens born to the streets! . . #2019goals #tnrcatsofinstagram #cats #catsofinstagram #dontshopadopt #tnrsaveslives #spayandneuter . . Photo by @sarahbethphotography
Our Mexico #spayandneuter clinics start again this month and this extra special #pprsuccess story started in Mexico! 🐾 . Tito (fka Leon) was found in a box, abandoned, in terrible shape in a park in Playa del Carmen with 3 other puppies. He's come so far from being a 2 lb abandoned puppy!🐶🐶🐶🐶 . "We adopted one of the Box Babies from Cancun, Mexico in Feb/March 2015. At the time our little guy's name was Leon. We fostered Leon and Pandita for about 10 days together.😍 . Leon, now named Tito, has been such an amazing addition to our family. Tito loves to play and really enjoys riding in the car and going on road trips with us! We can't imagine life without him. He's such a little snuggle bug and thinks everyone is his friend. We are so grateful to have Tito in our family!" - Kristy . . Thank you for adopting, Kristy and family!
#pprsuccess story! Wrapping up 2018 with a special dog named Harmony, who came to PPR with a belly full of puppies (which we weren't expecting!) Her foster mom, now furever mom, Amanda, cared for Harmony and pups from day one and just couldn't let Harmony go:) Thanks for adopting her, Amanda! "Harmony is loving life and now has a sister, Darla (black and white springer spaniel she is cuddling with in the pictures). These pictures show off her favorite pass times. Staring intently out the window at all the furry creatures she’d like to hunt. Running around in the back yard. And sleeping. Hard to believe she came into rescue with a big-ol-belly full of puppies." -Amanda